Employee Spotlight: Edie Klein, Traffic Supervisor

Employee Spotlight: Edie Klein, Traffic Supervisor

Employee Spotlight: Edie Klein, Traffic Supervisor

What do you enjoy about the role of Traffic Supervisor?

EK: It’s like working on a giant puzzle. You have all the pieces in front of you and you have to figure out which one goes where and when, until everything has been completed.

What keeps you inspired? Do you have a favorite story about what brought you to the world of media?

EK: What keeps me inspired is a story from when I was in 6th grade. My teacher gave the class hard plastic shapes that we had to make into a square. The first person to complete the assignment would receive an A for the day. I completed it before anyone else in the class, and when I told him I was done, he said he knew I would be the first to finish because I was the only one that didn’t give up. I’ve carried that with me all these years, no matter what I have encountered in my career, I just keep trying because I know I will figure it out.

There are so many details involved in the role of Traffic Supervisor. What would you say in the most important characteristic that you bring to the job?

EK: You have to be a detective. You have to figure out what vendors or clients are asking for and make sure you are executing the requests properly. Because if the media doesn’t run, everyone’s hard work was for nothing.

You have a new line of Jewelry you created! You just launched an Etsy site last month to sell your pieces. Where/when did this passion start and what do love most about this outlet?

EK: When I was in college, DIY crafting shows were just starting to air on TV. I loved to watch them in between my classes and dream of the things I would make “when I was out in the real world”. The jewelry segments were always my favorite. In 2003, one of my co-workers was making a necklace during her lunch break. I asked her if she could show me how to do it and after that one lesson, I was hooked. Making jewelry provides me the opportunity to explore different patterns and I love the challenge of finding just the right components to put together to create something unique.

What’s something about you that very few people know?

EK: I’m the youngest of four siblings, but only by one minute. Growing up my twin brother loved to remind me of that every day.

What’s your favorite thing to do away from work?

EK: Besides working on my jewelry, I love to spend time with my family. I have a 6-year-old daughter and she is hilarious! She has quite the imagination and I love to watch her play, sing and act out her own movies. My husband and I also love to take my daughter camping up North. It is so amazing that we can drive an hour away and be in a completely different landscape.

Have you traveled to any fun places lately?

EK: We took a trip this summer to the Mogollon Rim and camped at Woods Canyon Lake. We were able to do some hiking, watch the fish jumping in the lake and teasing all the fisherman, tell scary stories around the campfire, and saw an Osprey swoop down and catch a fish right from the water.

If you had to describe yourself as a beverage, what would it be and why?

EK: I would be a 7-UP. I’m always there to help you out when you’re not feeling your best.

What would you consider your best trait?

EK: My attention to detail. I try to make sure what I put out into the world is my best effort no matter if it is something personal or work related.